RSNA 2023 Plenary Sessions: Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH

Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH, is associate dean in the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and co-executive director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). She is also a professor of radiology at the SMPH.

Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH

Dr. Burnside’s research investigates the use of computational methods to improve decision-making in breast imaging in the pursuit of improving the population-based screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Her affiliate appointments in the UW Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics as well as Population Health Science fuel transdisciplinary research. She serves as one of the UW–Madison Site PIs for the All of Us Wisconsin initiative, part of the Wisconsin consortium funded by the NIH to advance precision medicine.

A leader in organized radiology as well as at UW, Dr. Burnside serves on the board of the Harvey L.  Neiman Health Policy Institute of the American College of Radiology. She completed the Physician Leadership Development Program at UW Health and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM).

Dr. Burnside will discuss radiology’s role in successfully leading many technological revolutions. She will address the challenges and opportunities presented by the introduction of AI to clinical radiology practice, ushering in another pivotal phase in radiology’s history. 

“We must intentionally preserve core manifestations of human intelligence, especially those at the heart of patient care—including judgment, transparency, and communication,” she says. “Human values like altruism, truth and trust must drive leadership decision-making to forcefully mitigate the unintended consequences of this new human + AI paradigm as it develops.”